KEY STAGE 3: MATHS IS EASY – WORKING WITH ALGEBRA

Complete guidance for the 2020 Key Stage 3 Maths curriculum. An entire guide that focuses purely on algebra – a topic that many students struggle with!

Here at How2Become, we pride ourselves on delivering quality revision material to help your child make the most out of their revision time. This guide can be used as a revision guide to complement classroom learning and examinations.

KS3 Maths is Easy: Working with Algebra contains:

• A whole chapter on the new national curriculum, breaking down the key areas of the maths assessment;
• A whole chapter for parents which provides guidance and support to help their child through the revision process;
• Easy-to-read chapters which are broken down into different areas of algebra, including formulas, equations, patterns and sequences, and graphs;
• Fun, interactive practice questions to not only enhance your child’s understanding of each algebraic topic, but also allows them to engage with maths on a more interesting and unique way!

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KEY STAGE 3: MATHS IS EASY – WORKING WITH ALGEBRA

Aims of the Maths Syllabus

Key Stage 3 Maths provides the basic framework to prepare students for their GCSE Maths assessments. In these beginner years (Years 7, 8 and 9), students will be taught all of the basic maths skills required at GCSE level.

Here at How2become, we have created several KS3 maths revision guides, to aid your child’s learning, and improve each area of mathematical knowledge.

We have broken down our revision guides into the following guides:

• KS3 Maths (Numbers and Calculations)
• KS3 Maths (Probability and Statistics)
• KS3 Maths (Geometry and Measures)
• KS3 Maths (Working with Algebra)
• KS3 Maths (Practice Papers – Foundation)
• KS3 Maths (Practice Papers – Higher)
MODULES

The guide ‘Working with Algebra’ focuses entirely on this mathematical area. It teaches your child how to work with formulas, equations, expressions, patterns and sequences.

Below is a breakdown of how algebra is commonly assessed during Key Stage 3:

Below I have written out the chapter titles so you can get an idea about what our guide covers:

 Understanding Algebra Collecting Like Terms Multiplying Out Brackets Factorising Understanding Equations Balancing Equations Solving Equations Simultaneous Equations Understanding Inequalities Inequalities and Number Lines Solving Inequalities Number Patterns Linear Sequences Quadratic Sequences Coordinates and Interpreting Graphs

SAMPLE MATHS QUESTIONS

Question 1

For the following statements, circle whether they are true or false.

a) In regards to algebraic expressions, y means

TRUE      /      FALSE

b) The first term in an expression has no operation in front of it. The invisible operation is always a minus sign.

TRUE      /      FALSE

c) a x a x a is the same as 3a.

TRUE      /      FALSE

Question 2

Below are 12 rectangular boxes. Each of which contains an equation.

There are four possible answer choices. Each answer choice is assigned with a colour.

For each equation, colour in the rectangle box, based on the colour choice of the answer.

Question 3

The balance bar is balancing exactly. Using the equation, work out the value of y.

Question 4

Solve the equation:

8y – 1 = 6y – 5

1. a) true
2. b) false
3. c) false

y = 6

• 9y (+4) = 50 (+4)
• 9y = 50 (+4)
• 9y = 54
• 54 ÷ 9 = 6
• y = 6

y = -2

• 8y = 6y – 5 + 1
• 8y = 6y – 4
• 2y = -4
• y = -2

All it takes is a little bit of time and practice!

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A revision guide that is full of practice questions, detailed examples and complete answers! This revision guide is one of our seven KS3 maths revision guides! Invest in your child’s future today!

A comprehensive revision guide that focuses entirely on algebra – a topic that many students fail to enjoy or understand! With the help of our guide, your child will undoubtedly improve their knowledge in this

MAIN PRODUCT FEATURES

• A comprehensive guide to all things algebra – this revision guide focuses specifically on any question relating to algebra including formulas, expressions, equations, patterns and sequences.
• A breakdown of the National Curriculum – this guide is useful for parents who want to learn more about what their child will be learning during Key Stage 3, and how they will be assessed.
• A glossary – of all the key terms that your child will need to learn in order to do well in any Maths assessment.
• Detailed examples – every chapter comes with detailed pages of that topic, how to use it, sample questions, and teaches your child what they need to know regarding that particular topic. After reading these revision pages, your child can then practise questions relating to that topic!
• Answers to every question – we have provided all of the answers, so you and your child can work through the booklet together and see which questions they are getting right and which ones they need to work on.
• Interactive – this revision guide continuously gets your child’s mind working in different ways to understand algebra. There is lots of space for children to write their answers and fill in their booklet!

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